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Exploring historic sights through the eyes of a young adventurer

Incredible pictures have emerged of one man's adventures around the world - from the 1800s. The 130-year-old album was discovered by an auctioneer on a house visit in Perth, Australia. The unknown adventurer took snaps in a range of iconic locations, including this one of the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada

Incredible pictures have emerged of one man's adventures around the world - from the 1800s.  The unknown adventurer took snaps in a range of iconic locations, including this one of the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada

These incredible pictures offer an amazing snapshot of a moment in time that has long since passed.
An auctioneer discovered the 130-year-old picture album buried away and gathering dust in a house in Perth, Australia.
When he opened its fraying pages he found a breathtaking treasure trove containing hundreds of images of an unknown adventurer's travels around the globe.
They chart his journey during 1886 and 1887 around Tasmania, New Zealand, Honolulu, America and Canada.  
Among the 114 prints are Unbelievable Scenes Showing the Statue of Liberty the year after it was finished, before and after photographs of a volcanic eruption in New Zealand and the Golden Gate at San Francisco before the bridge was built.
The photographs offer an incredible glimpse of a time gone by. Descriptions of the images and the date they were taken have then been neatly inscribed on each photograph before being placed in the album. This one, which shows elevated railways in New York, was taken on May 20, 1887

The photographs offer an incredible glimpse of a time gone by. Descriptions of the images and the date they were taken have then been neatly inscribed on each photograph before being placed in the album. This one, which shows elevated railways in New York, was taken on May 20, 1887
The pictures must have been taken by local photographers and would have been bought - at some expense - by the man who made the trip. This black and white snap is of Wall Street - the heart of the American financial system. It was taken in May 1887 and shows stockbrokers going about their day
 This black and white snap is of Wall Street - the heart of the American financial system. It was taken in May 1887 and shows stockbrokers going about their day
The traveller remains unknown but the album contains several groups of people which are understood to include the adventurer,  who is thought to have been in his 20's. This group show was taken at Manitou, Colorado and shows five smartly dressed men posed on a rock in front of a waterfall
 This group show was taken at Manitou, Colorado and shows five Smartly Dressed Men posed on a rock in front of a waterfall
Among the 114 prints are unbelievable scenes showing the Statue of Liberty the year after it was finished, before and after photographs of a volcanic eruption in New Zealand and the Golden Gate at San Francisco before the bridge was built. This picture, taken in January 1887, is a group shot in New Zealand
Among the 114 prints are unbelievable scenes showing the Statue of Liberty the year after it was finished, before and after photographs of a volcanic eruption in New Zealand and the Golden Gate at San Francisco before the bridge was built. This picture, taken in January 1887, is a group shot in New Zealand
Other highlights of the album include a Maori tribe, images of Wall Street, New York, a road built on the side of a river going to Tasmania and people sledging in Canada. This picture was taken in New Zealand in January 1887. A group of smartly dressed men and women are seated in a clearing having what appears to be a picnic
Other highlights of the album include a Maori tribe, images of Wall Street, New York, a road built on the side of a river going to Tasmania and people sledging in Canada. This picture was taken in New Zealand in January 1887. A group of smartly dressed men and women are seated in a clearing having what appears to be a picnic
The album was a family item, recovered locally, and he is believed to have been from Perthshire. Bids are expected to come in from around the world for the photographic album. This picture shows the dramatic landscape of the Yosemite Valley in California. A lone shack stands at the end of a trail in the foreground of the image
 This picture shows the dramatic landscape of the Yosemite Valley in California. A lone shack stands at the end of a trail in the foreground of the image
The album has a pre-sale estimate of £1,000 to £2,000 but is expected to go much higher. It is being sold on September 5, the first day of a two-day sale, at Lindsay Burns and Company, King Street, Perth. This incredible shot shows a hotel in New Zealand, before the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera
 This incredible shot shows a hotel in New Zealand, before the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera
fantastic, a photographic record of scenes that are no longer there.' This image shows a tree-lined path in Honolulu, Hawaii, in
This amazing picture captures the scene in the Royal Gorge in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. A fisherman is perched precariously on the edge of a rock, just meters away from a railway track. The snap was taken in April 1887. When the album is auctioned, it is expected to fetch at least £2,000
This amazing picture captures the scene in the Royal Gorge in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. A fisherman is perched precariously on the edge of a rock, just meters away from a railway track. The snap was taken in April 1887. 
The album offers an incredible snapshot of history and a moment in time that has long since passed. This sepia-toned snap shows a horse-drawn cart driving through a hollowed out big tree in the Yosemite Valley, California. The identity of the wagon driver is unknown
The album offers an incredible snapshot of history and a moment in time that has long since passed. This sepia-toned snap shows a horse-drawn cart driving through a hollowed out big tree in the Yosemite Valley, California. The identity of the wagon driver is unknown



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